Where to experience Compline

 

Compline outside of monasteries in the U.S. and Canada

  • Compline beyond brick walls
    • Divine Infant King Apostolate for Traditional Liturgy (Independent Catholic Christian Church). Vespers and Compline according to the Sarum Use, Tuesdays, 9pm (US Eastern Time). Scroll down to “Tuesday” on the Schedule of Services link for Conference Call information and download of the liturgy.
  • District of Columbia
    • Washington, DC: Cathedral Crossroads at Washington National Cathedral includes Compline; last Tuesday of the month.
  • Minnesota
    • Minneapolis: St. Mark’s Episcopal Cathedral. Compline at 8pm during Advent and Lent.
    • Minneapolis/St. Paul: The Minnesota Compline Choir , founded in 1992, sings Compline from the Lutheran liturgy on the third Sunday of the month at 6:51pm at Pilgrim Lutheran Church, 1935 Saint Clare Ave., St. Paul, MN. Podcasts are available as well as a video.
    • New Ulm: Martin Luther College. Compline is offered every Monday at 10pm. The service is streamed live (see link).
    • St. Paul: The parish of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on-the-hill has closed, but a video of their Compline and Benediction of the Blessed Sacrament is still available.
    • St. Paul: St. Paul the Evangelist (EP). Every Thursday from September through June, at 7pm. Local groups Lumina (all female) and Mirandola (STTB) alternate.
  • Nova Scotia (CANADA)
    • Halifax: St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica, 1531 Grafton Street. Compline is sung every Sunday at 6:15 PM by the Holy Heart Schola Cantorum. Regular parishioners and visitors to the cathedral are invited to listen and to join in (copies of the music are provided). The Schola is Halifax’s all-men’s choir specializing in Gregorian Chant, sung a cappella, in Latin. The choir does not have a website, but it does have a Facebook page (under the name Halifax’s Holy Heart Schola Cantorum).
    • Halifax: University of King’s College Chapel. 9:30pm Mondays (Women’s choir) and Tuesdays (Men’s choir). Sung during the academic term, and some Mondays during the summer.
  • Pennsylvania
    • Philadelphia: St. Peter’s Episcopal Church celebrates Compline several times a year at 7pm on Sundays. Click on the link to see the complete schedule and hear a recording of the St. Peter’s Compline Choir.
    • Pittsburgh: The Pittsburgh Compline Choir (founded 1988). A Lutheran Compline, Sundays at 8pm, September – April (academic year), in Heinz Memorial Chapel, University of Pittsburgh. See Facebook page here, or see a YouTube video here.
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  1. #1 by Kevin Grice on November 13, 2014 - 6:05 am

    St. John’s Episcopal Church, Springfield MO. Third Sunday of the Month, beginning January 2015 9 p.m.

  2. #2 by Compliner on April 13, 2015 - 7:09 am

    Update to the information above, for the Pittsburgh Compline Choir:

    Service begins at 8:00PM Sunday evenings, NOT 8:30PM – through the academic year, typically September through April.

    http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pittsburgh-Compline-Choir/308086682554994
    http://compline.lucpgh.com/Pittsburgh_Compline_Choir/Welcome.html

    It is a beautiful, contemplative service. Come join us!

  3. #3 by Megan on May 29, 2015 - 8:10 am

    St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Durham, NC Wednesdays at 9pm in June July and August.
    http://ststephensdurham.dionc.org/Worship%20&%20Music/seasonal_meditation.html

    • #4 by Ken Peterson on July 10, 2015 - 2:10 pm

      Thank you Megan – I have just added your entry – sorry it took so long.

  4. #5 by Paul Thomas on May 31, 2015 - 1:19 pm

    The Cathedral Church of St Luke and St Paul
    126 Coming Street, Charleston, SC
    Sung compline, Sunday nights at 9pm

    • #6 by Ken Peterson on July 10, 2015 - 2:12 pm

      Thank you, Paul, for notice of your service – so good to have an entry for Charleston now. Sorry about the delay.

  5. #7 by Lyn on June 1, 2015 - 6:27 pm

    Could the following please be added to your list:

    While a conference call may seem like an unusual format for prayer, this is another way to pray and be together as community.

    Vespers & Compline according to the Sarum Use
    Divine Infant King Apostolate for Traditional Liturgy (Independent Catholic Christian Church)
    9:00 pm (US Eastern Time)
    Free Conference Call: (712) 775-7000
    Access Code: 960185#
    Contact Fr. Michael Shirk at wmichaelshirk@gmail.com for more information.
    There is a copy of the liturgy on our website. Just go to http://www.inclusivecatholics.com/schedule-of-services.html
    to download a copy from the link under the Tuesday listing (scroll down)!

    • #8 by Ken Peterson on July 10, 2015 - 2:16 pm

      Lyn, thank you for submitting this notice; I’ve added a new category at the top of my list: “Compline outside of brick walls.” I hope to join your call in the near future. Is the information you gave me in the comment more accurate than the website? I thought that since I had a delay in adding your entry, that perhaps the website has more up-to-date information for the conference call.

      • #9 by Lyn on July 10, 2015 - 5:16 pm

        Hello Ken-Thank you for adding our service! We’d love to have you call in and join us on Tuesday evening. Yes, the website is more up-to-date and has the conference call number that people should use to call in. We used the previous number that I left in the comments for years, but recently the sound quality began to degrade quite badly so we switched to the number that is now listed on the website. Many thanks again. – Lyn

        *My apologies if this is a double-post. I’m not used to WordPress’ system.

      • #10 by wmichaelshirk on July 21, 2015 - 6:45 pm

        It was great to have you join us tonight! If you had any questions about it, we are always happy to talk about liturgy and prayer. Many blessings!

  6. #11 by Harold David Rennie on July 10, 2015 - 4:15 pm

    Could you add another item under Nova Scotia, please? The Holy Heart Schola Cantorum sings Compline at St. Mary’s Cathedral Basilica, 1531 Grafton Street, Halifax, Nova Scotia, every Sunday at 6:15 PM. Regular parishioners and visitors to the cathedral are invited to listen and to join in (copies of the music are provided). The Schola is Halifax’s all-men’s choir specializing in Gregorian Chant. We sing a capella, in Latin. The choir does not have a website, but it does have a Facebook page (under the name Halifax’s Holy Heart Schola Cantorum).

    • #12 by Ken Peterson on November 22, 2015 - 6:20 pm

      Sorry to be so late, but I added your service today. Hope to do a lot more blogging soon!

  7. #13 by Lyn on July 10, 2015 - 5:15 pm

    Hello Ken-Thank you for adding our service! We’d love to have you call in and join us on Tuesday evening. Yes, the website is more up-to-date and has the conference call number that people should use to call in. We used the previous number that I left in the comments for years, but recently the sound quality began to degrade quite badly so we switched to the number that is now listed on the website. Many thanks again. – Lyn

  8. #14 by bobmacdonald on November 5, 2015 - 8:29 am

    Compline is sung at 8:00 PM on the third Sunday of months between September and May at St Barnabas Church, Victoria BC, Belmont and Begbie streets. Visiting experienced choristers are invited to participate in the 6:00 PM rehearsal.

    • #15 by Ken Peterson on November 22, 2015 - 6:21 pm

      Got your service added today. Look for more blog entries soon!

  9. #16 by Nica on January 17, 2016 - 8:47 pm

    They do Morning, Midday, and Evening prayer at St. Martin’s Abbey in Lacey, WA. I see your list is of opportunities for Divine Office outside of Monasteries, but St. Martin’s is open to the public: http://www.saintmartinsabbey.org/OurMonastery/10.Prayer.htm

  10. #17 by loona on April 7, 2016 - 1:15 pm

    Hi my name is loona . I need your help how do i open my own free conference call with this number 712 775 7000. Thanks

  11. #19 by Kathy Fleming on May 26, 2016 - 11:02 am

    Hi, The Maryland State Boychoir includes Compline services all summer long. Would you include us in your listing? Here is a link to the website, including dates: http://www.marylandstateboychoir.org/home

  12. #20 by Daniel Pickens-Jones on June 16, 2016 - 3:34 pm

    Ken, thank you for maintaining this list and for all your wonderful work. I’m hoping you might be willing to list the monthly Compline service at the Episcopal Church of St. John the Evangelist in San Francisco, sung by Endersnight (endersnight.org). Compline is third Sundays of the month at 8:30pm; our 1-year anniversary Compline is this coming Sunday. I’d love to tell you a little more about the group but couldn’t find a private contact option here — I’d be delighted if you could reach out to me at dpj@endersnight.org. Thanks!

    • #21 by Ken Peterson on September 2, 2016 - 3:06 pm

      Thank you so much – I’ve listed your service, and your great Endersnight site. It has a very good listing of your activities. I will write to you. – Ken

  13. #22 by Angeliquemb9 on August 31, 2016 - 7:33 pm

    Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Troy, Montana, every Tuesday and Saturday at 7:00 p.m. Weather permitting, we hold it outside.

  14. #24 by Henry Batten on September 5, 2016 - 12:19 pm

    Beginning October 2, 2016, The Compline Choir of St. Clare’s Episcopal Church, Blairsville, GA, will offer Compline the first Sunday of each month at 7:00 PM..

  15. #25 by Henry Batten on September 7, 2016 - 8:14 am

    St. Clare’s Episcopal Church in Blairsville, GA will begin offering the office of Compline at 7:00 PM each first Sunday evening, starting October 2, 2016 with an all-male ensemble. http://www.stclaresepiscopal.org

    • #26 by Ken Peterson on September 7, 2016 - 9:06 pm

      Thanks for letting us know about your service. I listed your site on this page.

      • #27 by Henry Batten on September 10, 2016 - 6:46 pm

        Thanks for the listing. Be sure to change the spelling in the listing to St. Clare’s.

  16. #28 by Another Mary on October 3, 2016 - 7:42 am

    Hi Ken! I just found this site–what a terrific resource! I have another listing for you: Trinity Church in the City of Boston offers Compline weekly during the academic year (September through June, usually) at 8 pm. We also have just begun offering a podcast recording of the service, which you can subscribe to on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/compline-at-trinity-church/id1159819304?mt=2

  17. #29 by Ken Peterson on November 25, 2016 - 3:04 pm

    Hi Mary, thanks for your tip. I’ve finally listed the service at Trinity Church on this page. Happy Advent! -Ken

  18. #30 by The Church of the Holy Spirit on January 11, 2017 - 2:41 pm

    We offer Compline services every Sunday at 7 p.m. during Epiphany at The Church of the Holy Spirit in Lake Forest, IL. All are welcome to join us. http://www.chslf.org

    • #31 by Ken Peterson on February 9, 2017 - 3:28 pm

      I’ve posted your notice in the Illinois section. Hope you sing Compline after Epiphany!

  19. #32 by Henry Batten on February 9, 2017 - 4:21 pm

    RE: Our listing for St. Clare’s Episcopal, Blairsville, GA. We now have a webpage at: http://www.stclaresepiscopal.org/sung-compline-service/ and a Facebook page at: https://www.facebook.com/complinestclares/ and an email address: Compline@StClaresEpiscopal.org .

    • #33 by Ken Peterson on February 9, 2017 - 4:40 pm

      I’ve updated your information. Thanks for checking in!

  20. #34 by Karis Tees on April 22, 2017 - 6:24 pm

    Hi there!

    I am the leader of the Women’s Compline Choir at the University of King’s College in Nova Scotia, Canada. The Dean of Students at King’s pointed me to your website and I am so glad to see this amazing resource for people interested in Sung Compline.

    I do have a slight correction: the Women’s Choir service at King’s is at 9:30pm on Monday nights, not 10:00pm as listed. It is just an old timing – we now have Compline every Monday and Tuesday at 9:30pm (during the academic term, and often on Mondays during the summer).

    Thanks again for your work here.

    Karis

  21. #35 by Ken Peterson on April 28, 2017 - 9:28 am

    Thanks, Karis, for your correction. I’ve made it today.

  22. #36 by Susan Galbreath on September 10, 2017 - 8:47 am

    St. Louis church, Austin, Texas, no longer has compline, sad to say.
    Susan G.

  23. #37 by Arthur DuGarm on September 14, 2017 - 8:13 am

    News from the Twin Cities: St. John the Evangelist has sung Compline every Thursday from September through the end of June. Local groups Lumina (all female) and Mirandola Ensemble (STBB) alternate.

    The Minnesota Compline Choir is now at Pilgrim Lutheran Church in St. Paul. I’m not sure what their schedule is yet, but last year it was one Sunday a month at 6:51 p.m.

    Thanks for maintaining this website.

  24. #38 by Arthur D DuGarm on September 17, 2017 - 6:52 pm

    Three more updates for the Twin Cities:

    1) The Minnesota Compline Choir is at Pilgrim Lutheran Church (1935 Saint Clare Ave., St. Paul, MN) at 6:51pm on the 3rd Sunday of each month.

    2) St. Paul’s Episcopal Church on the Hill has closed. Shrinking congregation, I guess.

    3) St. John the Evangelist, has weekly sung compline on Thursdays at 7 p.m. I think that I forgot the time in my last reply

  25. #39 by The Very Rev. Mark Kowalewski on September 21, 2017 - 6:01 pm

    In Los Angeles, St. John’s Cathedral in downtown Los Angeles celebrates Compline the first and third Sundays of every month at 9:00 p.m. — wonderful schola, beautiful building, candlelight in the darkness

  26. #40 by Ken Peterson on September 22, 2017 - 5:25 pm

    Thanks to Susan Galbreath, Arthur DuGarm, and the Very Rev. Mark Kowalewski, for your recent updates. I will be looking over the whole list soon and inviting others from our “Compline family” to offer guest posts to this blog.

  27. #41 by Lauri Cielo on October 3, 2017 - 11:07 am

    Could you please add our church to your listing? Thank you for providing this directory!
    Philadelphia: St. Peter’s Episcopal Church celebrates Compline several times a year at 7 p.m. Sundays. The Compline schedule is posted at http://www.stpetersphila.org/compline.

    • #42 by Ken Peterson on October 25, 2017 - 1:07 pm

      Thanks Lauri, for your addition – sorry it took me so long to get it listed. It’s wonderful to know Compline is alive and well in Philadelphia!

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